Clinical Programs

Quality clinical work and devotion to our patients are the very identity of the Yale Psychological Medicine Service. The two primary clinical goals of the Yale Psychological Medicine Service are:

  1. To prevent, detect, and treat psychiatric co-morbidities of medico-surgical patients to remove behavioral barriers in achieving optimum health.
  2. To facilitate and advocate for efficient, quality medico-surgical care for the patients with severe mental illness in order to improve their global health through integrated care.

Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Section

The Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Service at Yale New Haven Hospital provides psychiatric care to adult patients admitted to medical, surgical and obstetric units of the hospital. This area of psychiatry is also known as psychosomatic medicine.

Transplant Psychiatry Section

The main goal of this section is to identify and address mental health issues which may interfere with a successful outcome of organ transplantation and assist patients to overcome this major health challenge.

The Interdisciplinary Adult Sickle Cell Program (ASCP)

The program provides high quality, cost-effective care through a comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinical approach for adults with sickle cell disease, in order to shift care away from more expensive and less effective emergency/inpatient services.

HIV Psychiatry Program

The HIV Psychiatry Program at Yale New Haven Hospital provides comprehensive care to adult patients living with HIV/AIDS, with integrated inpatient and outpatient services, social work, nursing, neurology, gynecology and specialized hepatitis C treatment for the co-infected.

Primary Care Psychiatry

The Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic at the Primary Care Center offers consultations to the outpatient Family Practice and Internal Medicine departments.

Tobacco Treatment Service

The Yale New Haven Hospital Tobacco Treatment Service aims to help patients quit by combining counseling and drug treatment at Smilow Cancer Hospital.

YNHH-St. Raphael's Campus Psychiatric Consultation Service

The Psychiatric Consultation Service at St. Raphael's Campus provides psychiatric evaluation, treatment and, where indicated, referrals to patients admitted to the inpatient medical, surgical, obstetrics and intensive rehabilitation units of this campus.

Geriatric and Perioperative Psychiatry Program

The Yale Psychological Medicine Service provides outpatient psychiatry consultation to the Geriatric Medicine team at the Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center.

Alonzo Watts, LCSW, and Katy Perticone, APRN

Paul Desan, MD, Head of the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Section; and Pamela Petersen-Crair, MD, Head of Behavioral Intervention Team Section.